Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #27
Updated: Jan 20, 2022
We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website www.theflourishconference.org or at www.cggcwomen.org. Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the twenty-seventh year of the March Retreat.
#27 2018 Speakers: Elly Maconochie Musicians: Revive Worship Band Drink from the Well
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to man. It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to the place of silence; it is we who extol the Lord, both now and forevermore. Praise the Lord.
“May the Lord cause you to flourish. May you be blessed by the Lord.” This is my prayer for you today. Just a few words of blessing that speak volumes. Take a few moments today to pass on the blessing. Take time to pray for anyone and everyone who comes to your mind, asking God to bless them and to make them flourish. I’ve been wondering what it means for God to make you flourish. Clearly, it means to get more of something, but what? We could ask God to bless one another financially to meet the needs of our families. We could ask God to increase our faith. I wonder how that might change our lives if each of us had a greater measure of faith. We could ask God to increase our love for our brethren. That could have a tremendous impact on the family of God. We could ask God to increase our effectiveness in reaching out with the Gospel, and the Kingdom would grow. We could ask God to increase our numbers, having more people with whom to serve him and to praise him. We say so often, “God bless you.” Do we say that without really thinking about the implications? Today, what would your life look like if God blessed you? Of course, he has blessed each one of us in so many ways, but if he blessed you today, what shape might that blessing take. Would a blessing today bring a word of encouragement or a healing touch? Would it bring salvation for a loved one or hope in a dark circumstance? Would it bring light into a dark situation or flood your heart with joy? Whatever the blessing you need today, whatever way you are needing God’s increase, may he grant it to you immeasurably beyond anything you could ask or think, and may you be blessed as you pass a blessing on to someone else today.
Author: Kathy Foor